FRIB Theory Fellow

The FRIB Theory Alliance is seeking outstanding candidates for an FRIB Theory Fellowship. The successful candidate will conduct independent or collaborative research at Michigan State University on nuclear structure, astrophysics, and/or fundamental symmetries relevant to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). The FRIB Theory Alliance is a consortium of universities and national laboratories actively engaged in theoretical research in FRIB science. FRIB will be a new national user facility for nuclear science, funded by the DOE Office of Science and operated by Michigan State University.

The FRIB Theory Fellowship is a 2-yr position with the possibility of renewal for a maximum of 5 years. The initial stipend is $70k and this position has an annual travel budget of up to $5k.  This FRIB Theory Fellow will be placed at Michigan State University. The successful candidate must demonstrate great promise for high scientific achievement in FRIB science and is expected to advance into open faculty or permanent staff positions in the field within 5 years of their initial appointment.


MSU employees receive excellent benefits including health/dental plans, a generous retirement plan, and educational assistance.

MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and person with disabilities.

For immediate consideration, send resume, research statement, publication list, and names and contacts of three references to Dr. Erich Ormand, Chair of the national FRIB Theory Fellow search committee (

Deadline for applications:  October 1st, 2015.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.